Moda Honey Bun: Soiree By Lila Tueller Batting scrap at least 10 X 10 inches
Lining fabric 10 X 10 inches
9.5 inch square rotary ruler
9 inch zipper
Sewing machine with walking foot (very helpful)
Choose 9 strips from your honey bun. Cross cut each strip 9 1/2 inches. Your strips will be 1 1/2 inches X 9 1/2 inches.Arrange them and sew the 9 1/2 inch sides together. Square up the ‘new’ fabric piece as shown. Layer the lining wrong side up (I used muslin), batting and the stripped fabric right side up. Using a walking foot to quilt in the ditch of each strip, then zig zag the entire edge.
Square up the bag which to approximately 9 1/4 inches X 8 1/2 inches after quilting. Yes it does shrink up a bit. Next lay the zipper wrong side up to the right side of one long edge of the quilted piece.
Stitch close to the zipper thread. Yes I used my walking foot instead of a zipper foot…use what you are comfortable with. I also used an ‘invisible’ zipper but any style of zipper will do.
Once you have sewn the zipper, then flip the zipper back and tuck the seam allowance under. Top stitch an 1/8 inch from the fold. It should look like this:
Repeat the same steps for the other side of the zipper, resulting in a tube. Turn the tube inside out and match up and pin the sides.
Once the sides are sewn, pinch open the bottom corner and form a triangle. It measures about an inch from the point. Sew across the triangle, zig zag and trim or serger.
Turn out your corners.
Trim any excess from the zipper ends or hand stitch in place if desired.
One lovely lil zipper Bag that is 8 1/2 X 3 1/4 X 2 inches, plus many other fun projects. I am currently planning several…all from one honey bun!